The basis of what we are taught about nutrition is changing.
Thousands of pieces of research are being published every year and more and more is being discovered about how food works. Our bodies have evolved over thousands of years to make the most of our environment. Its now known that the type of food we eat doesn’t just fuel movement, it powers, guides and instructs everything we do, from influencing gene expression to controlling the quality of our sleep. What you eat and when you eat can both damage and enhance performance, affecting growth, mood, memory, fitness and health.
Performance Nutrition is the science of how not only what you eat but when you eat it and how you eat it, forms a vital stepping stone towards reaching your goals. Whether you want to be stronger or fitter, succeed in the workplace or pass your exams, choosing the right nutritional strategy will help. Get this wrong and you will almost certainly fail to reach your potential.
Success isn’t an accident.
Success isn’t an accident, people who consistently outperform do things differently from the rest and increasingly this difference involves diet and lifestyle. The good new is that the changes do not need to be huge and any small adjustments we make to the way we eat and live, particularly if this is done during childhood, can make a huge difference to our chances of achieving our dreams.
After a twelve year career in business, I have spent the last eighteen years studying medical nutrition, neurology and performance, specialising in how diet and lifestyle affect development, cognition and sport. I have a BSc in Behavioural Zoology, MSc in Medical Nutrition and am working on a PhD in Developmental Physiology and Sport Nutrition in adolescence. With this background and a keen interest in the latest research, my aim is to make the science of what we eat accessible and exciting for everyone.
Tilly Spurr – Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Nutrition and Esport Science.
‘Eat yourself brilliant’
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES), British Dietetics Association (BDA), Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr), Associate of Food and Behaviour Research (FAB), National Health Education Group (NHEG).
I have a rolling enhanced DBS.